CUES Virtual Classroom: Powerful Communication for Women

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This event is FREE for CUES Unlimited and Unlimited+ Members

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Dr. Christine Allen, Ph.D.

Communication matters in business. The ability to get your message across in a powerful way and to make a connection with others is key to business and leadership success. While there is controversy over the topic of gender differences in communication, overall the data and everyday observations show that the different ways women and men communicate are real and can have a significant impact on women's success. 

There are many ways women continue to have challenges in achieving the highest levels of leadership, despite their talents and capabilities. While organizations need to continue to address systemic issues in gender discrimination and bias, there are things that individual women leaders can do to be more effective.

In this workshop, we will explore the ways women are given mixed messages about how to communicate and held to different standards. We will also discuss what power individual women have to leverage their unique strengths and communication styles to become more effective leaders.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Women will understand better the gender stereotypes they face in communicating powerfully rather than to view challenges as reflections of individual flaws.
  2. Women will learn some key techniques for setting boundaries, successfully negotiating, effectively managing conflict, and handling unrealistic expectations of others (e.g., that one must always be "nice").
  3. Women will walk away with better strategies for understanding and leveraging their unique strengths rather than approach powerful communication as a one-size fits all proposition.

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About the Presenter

Dr. Christine Allen, Ph.D.

Dr. Allen is a workplace psychologist who has been providing executive coaching, leadership development, team building and team coaching, talent selection and assessment, and other training since 2009. For 20 years prior, she worked as a psychologist in public and private hospitals, rehab/skilled nursing, and in private practice.

Dr. Allen is a Board Certified Coach and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council.  She is a Past President of the Division of Organizational, Consulting and Work Psychology of the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA). She was Co-Chair of NYSPA’s Leadership Institute, which developed younger psychologists to be leaders in their work, communities and NYSPA. She is Past President of the Central New York Psychological Association. Dr. Allen is a Full Member of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology of the American Psychological Association, a Distinguished Fellow of the New York State Psychological Association and a Member of the International Coach Federation. 

Dr. Allen is Adjunct Faculty in the Psychology Department and a Leadership Development Specialist in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She is an Associate Clinical Faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She received the 2014 Dr. Joanne Lifshin Mentoring Award and a 2011 Distinguished Service Award from the New York State Psychological Association.  She also received the Psychologist of the Year Award in 2008 and 2011 from the Central New York Psychological Association.  

She received her B.A. in Psychology from Davidson College in North Carolina and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University.  She is a licensed psychologist in the state of New York. She is married for 32 years, has two wonderful children who are young adults, two cats, and loves to read, garden and do yoga

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